Rockets fizzle in second straight loss

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Forrest Rockets, coming off a blowout loss at Culleoka on Saturday, fizzled out again in Eagleville Tuesday night, losing 58-34 to move to 3-5 on the season.

Both squads could not throw the ball in the ocean for the first 4:31 of the contest and could only manage 10 points combined in the first quarter. Colin Henson had the only bucket for Forrest, who trailed 8-2 after the period.

Worse turned to even worse for the Rockets, falling behind 18-2 before Preston Pratt scored to make it 18-4.

Seth Brothers, who led Forrest with 16 points in the game scored on a jumper, followed by a bucket by Kyle Gugger for a mini run that made the score 18-8.

Eagleville scored four more before Brothers scored again.

The Eagles scored four straight again to open up a 26-10 lead before Brothers scored four points late in the half to send the visiting Rockets to the locker room, trailing 28-14.

Eagleville's Jo Jo Wilson opened the third period with a bucket before Kyle Anglin scored on a leaner in the lane to make it 30-16.

A couple of possessions later, Gugger scored on a three-pointer for the Rockets to make it 33-19 to give the Rockets some hope of coming back, but the home team went on a 5-2 run to end the quarter and led 38-21 after twenty-four minutes.

A Corey Bishop jumper cut the lead to 38-23 to begin the last period, but there would be no comeback for Forrest on this night as Eagleville outscored the Rockets 20-11 after Bishop's bucket to win going away, 58-34.

Brothers' 16 led the way for the Rockets, followed by 5 points from Gugger, 3 points from Taylor Gentry, Bishop, and Pratt and 2 points apiece from Henson and Anglin.